The material properties, spatial configuration and variation in the construction of steel structures means they often have the potential for reconstruction. This book provides civil engineers with the necessary information to approach projects of reconstruction and reinforcement of steel structures such as buildings, masts, towers, chimneys, storage tanks and bridges.
The book analyses the causes of failures, presents up-to-date information on the methodology and equipment used for diagnosis of failures, and includes a survey of repair and reconstruction techniques. The methods described are illustrated by examples of successful real-life case studies, and relevant codes are examined where appropriate.
Assessment and Refurbishment of Steel Structures is a comprehensive combination of both theory and practice, and is an essential reference for engineers engaged in the modernisation and repair of civil engineering steel structures.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Causes and Analysis of Steel Structure Failures. 3. Assessment of Steel Load Bearing Structures. 4. Basic Methods of Reinforcing Steel Structures. 5. Repairs and Reconstruction of Civil Engineering Objects. 6. Repairs and Reconstruction of Engineering Structures.
Zoltan Agocs from 1982 he became an associate professor; from 1990 he was a professor. He was senior lecturer and from 1994 to 2000 he was the vice-dean of Architectural Department. He wrote several course books and monographies. He was the member of several scientific groups, from 1998 he was the honorary professor of Technical University of Timisoara.
Jan Brodniansky lectures in the Depart of Steel and Timber, Slovak University of Technology.
Josef Vican is Full professor at University of Zilina, Faculty of Civil Engineering.
Jerzy Ziolko Head building contract Mostostal, Gdansk, 1957-1960, chief engineer, 1961-1963. Senior assistant Technology University, 1963-1968, assistant professor, 1968-1979, professor civil engineering, since 1979. Consultant Gas Pipeline and Tanks Assembly, Warsaw, 1963-1975, Oil Pipeline of Plock, Poland, 1984, Oil Pipelines Operations Company Friendship.